Avoid “Black Madame” Syndrome By Choosing a Reputable Plastic Surgeon
“The Black Madame” sounds like the moniker for the killer in Hollywood’s latest horror film. Unfortunately, this woman is a very real person who is responsible for some very real damage.
According to USA Today, the so-called “Black Madame” may not be a monster in the Hollywood sense, but could be considered one in the eyes of her “patients,” who she allegedly treated with illegal and unsafe at-home cosmetic procedures. Padge Windslowe, 42, of Philadelphia took it upon herself to perform cosmetic injections without any training or education whatsoever, using silicone from Taiwan and Krazy Glue (of all things). Windslowe is suspected of being linked to one death and the nearly fatal injury of another woman that will affect her life forever.
Surely such a careless and horrific occurrence is a rarity and only grabbing national headlines due to its unique nature? Unfortunately, that is not the case. At home injection parties are far more common, and far more dangerous, than people realize. They are most often performed by people with little to no experience and less than stellar supplies and equipment. With some ingenuity and an internet connection, these so-called “cosmetic surgeons” gain access to unregulated materials such as silicone and Botox from a variety of locations – most commonly third world countries.
While the story of Philadelphia’s “Black Madame” is not as rare as one would think, the situation is avoidable. So how can you protect yourself from a “Black Madame” situation? It’s easy –find a reputable, board-certified doctor, and form a relationship with them.
Do some research before making your final decision. Carefully selecting a cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Sepehr Egrari to perform your rejuvenation procedure will ensure the best results for your needs. By choosing a high quality cosmetic surgeon, you know are getting quality care. Dr. Egrari is board certified not only by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, but also the American Board of Surgery (both under the American Board of Medical Specialties). In order to become board-certified, surgeons must meet strict guidelines. When you schedule a consultation with a surgeon who has such outstanding credentials, you know that they have worked hard to earn the trust of not only their clients, but the authorities in the medical field as well.
If you are considering fillers or injections of any kind, remember that although they aren’t as invasive as other procedures they still require the medical prowess and knowledge of a skilled doctor such as Dr. Egrari. To read the “Black Madame” article in full, visit USA Today.